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WATERFRONT.... 5 BEDROOMS ...... AWESOME! Special discounts available

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Aug 24, 2016
A Very Special Place .....5 br. Swim, Canoe, Hike, Fish, Private & convenient.

SUMMER RATE REDUCTION..... REMAINING WEEKS DRASTICALLY REDUCED FOR QUICK BOOKING! Contact us for your vacation reservations. Limited dates available.

When you arrive at a place where you want to be, all is exactly as it should be.

"Great location !!!! comfortable and cozy. I would definitely go back. Perfect place to make memories."

This is what vacation is like at the River Zen House on the Saco. Simply put, this is why you need to come here.

Whether you are looking to reserve your summer vacation week, your winter ski dates, or anytime in between, please take a look at the photos. This property has its own private tennis court, large yard, and is located in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire directly on the river and close to everything the Mount Washington Valley has to offer vacationers. Plus, we have just reduced the summer rate by a whopping 20% so that we can finish filling out the summer booking calendar

The house is a 5 bedroom, 2 living room, private country riverfront house with a sandy beach and beautiful views of the Saco river. For you skiers, Mt. Canmore is just 10 to 15 minutes away. Attitash, Wildcat, Black Mountain, Loon, Shawnee Peak, all are an easy drive away to hit their slopes any day you want. The Settler's Green Outlets are a ten minute drive away for great shopping.

The 3 sliding glass patio doors give constant views to the Saco. During spring and summer you can watch the canoers, kayakers, and tubers float past from the large wrap-around deck and screened enclosure overlooking the water. Our private beach abuts the property and the tennis court on the property is exclusively for your use.

The house has been in our family for many years and we are happy to share it with you. It is available for vacation weeks (7 day weeks) during the summer months and weekends & midweek all other times. Please don't hesitate to make a phone call. We are always happy to answer questions and be of any help we can for your vacation. Call Paul at 802-325-2108!

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

The River Zen House has been the Brotchie's family vacation house for many years. We rent it to other vacationers part of the year to help sustain the property. Our kids are grown now but still love to visit when time permits. We have many joyous memories of our times there and still visit occasionally for family gatherings and reunions.

Speaks: english

16 Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Great House!

  • 4 of 5

We had a group go up for the weekend and booked the house mainly because of its proximity to the Saco. Turns out the Saco is RIGHT in your backyard, an amazing view, but the beach is a short walk away, not private to just this residence. The house was great, slept 12 of us no problem and much to our surprise the place has central AC! Close to good golf and other attractions, we wouldn't hesitate to book here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for nice weather.

  • 4 of 5

House is very private and a great location. Awesome house for nice weather, with a huge deck. River is right there and would be fun to watch canoe and kayakers go down stream. I would definetly stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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mini winter family getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. Very cold weekend in Feb. so we stayed in the whole time and made full use of the house. Kids enjoy extra space down stairs to play video games and watch tv. Plenty of space with kids and adults 6 adults and 6 children to lounge and relax and sleep. Walmart near by for necessary items needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location

  • 4 of 5

This property was very well kept. Perfect for that outdoors feeling. Beautiful veiw of the Saco River. I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a Family Get-A-Way !

  • 5 of 5

Great location !!!! comfortable and cozy. I would definitely go back. Perfect place to make memories. Thank You

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ski chalet

  • 3 of 5

We stayed over News Years Eve weekend. There were 10 of us. The place was nice but a little small living space for people to spread out. We were told to bring own linens and towels, ok. But I wasn't told to bring other items such as; dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, bath soap. I've rented before and most places stock these items or tell you what to bring. There is a Wal-Mart close by so that was helpful. It had a full kitchen with the essentials; the only issue was coffee mugs. I'm sure it's beautiful in the summer with the deck and river flowing by.. If you're looking for a place to come and sleep after skiing then this works but if you're hanging out its a little to tight.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want everybody's stay at The River Zen House on the Saco to be pleasant, accommodating, memorable and a good fit. It is our family waterfront vacation house which we use also. It's a great place to gather with a gang of friends or family. Although we are a private home versus a resort or condo community, we have a small part time staff who prepare the house for each new arrival and see to it that everything is clean, stocked and in order. It's a fairly economical way to accommodate a group of up to 12. The open kitchen/living room concept on the main floor is comfortable for most groups even in winter without the frequent use of the deck. It is a normal size living room with furniture. Many families give the second living room downstairs to the kids as a hang out/play space of their own when not all together in the main living area. We keep enough dinnerware and cookware to serve up to 12 people. Our care taking staff is instructed to be sure there are paper products to start a group on their stay. Groups and families are responsible for the bulk of their paper needs otherwise. If on occasion, the plate, cup or flatware count may diminish without our staff noticing, we always appreciate being notified so that we can immediately resupply. We are eager to solve any kind of issues, including small ones, immediately so that your stay will not be compromised. We try to make it clear to all renters that they can contact us anytime leading up to or during their stay. Very simply, we want you to enjoy this beautiful property as much as we do.
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From the Owner

We grew up hiking and skiing in the North Conway area. We are outdoors people. We were drawn to this home because of it's proximity to the river but also because of it's unique up-country feel. The house was built in the 1970s. We love the wood walls and all the views to the river, not to mention standing or sitting on the deck to simply watch and listen to it pass by when its time to decompress. It's awesome.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Outlet Shopping, canoeing, innertubing, fishing, horseback riding, Fryeburg Fair (October)


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Peak
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend Getaway
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

ENTIRE SKI SEASON AVAILABLE 3 1/2 MONTHS @ $3500/mo + utilities, plowing included Dec. 2015 -April 2016

$475-$790/weekend, $1399-$2490/week
Holiday Extended Weekends $790 Friday through Monday

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

The River Zen House is in the perfect location! Secluded and private yet close to everything. Watching and hearing the river's constant voice whispering just outside offers a peacefulness that is just not available to most homes. It's what makes being there so relaxing.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2400 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 queen
  • Bunk room - 2 twin/ single
  • Loft Room - 1 queen
  • Bunk Room 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • For accessibility concerns it's 5 steps from ground level to main floor of house. There are two bedrooms and a bath on the main floor as well as kitchen, living area and deck.


  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 12 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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